So I come to you to whine and bitch.
In 72 hours I will be lining up on the streets of Gunnison for the Gunnison Growler. A 64 mile marathon race in Hartman Rocks. For months I've been preparing and now the day is upon me and I have a devil cold threatening. Heavy chest, nasal dams, the fuggin works. My wife, the lovely Missus Goat who is a preacher of all things eastern and a part time medicine woman of the Aruvedic clan has me jazzed up on all kinds of herbs and steams along with chants and smokewaving.
I have to admit, this morning I feel better but I'm still only at 75 % capacity. I wanted this to be a rest week but dealing with being sick is just about as taxing as riding full bore every day and I am weary.
Nevertheless, things are looking up. I am feeling better, the sun is shining and I'm looking forward to getting my ass kicked as well as kicking some ass. If not, maybe I'll just hawk a loogie on them. Lets get our race on!
Posted by The Evil MGE! Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:20 AM
Posted by The Evil MGE! Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 6:19 AM
Posted by The Evil MGE! Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:50 AM
On June 19th, 2010 the Bailey Hundo will be starting off its inaugural year of whats to be an annual event of mountain bike racing. With this being the 1st year of the event, the Bailey Hundo crew will be giving out 150 invitations of which one that I recieved.
Posted by The Evil MGE! Monday, May 10, 2010 at 12:05 PM
White Ranch to Golden Gate has been bugging me for over a year now. To bad I had to cut it short due a failed rear brake. That's the Mountain Lion, Maverick and Belcher Hill descents with a front brake only, sketchy, I'd say so.
No pictures of the climb up White Ranch, its a well known fact on the Front Range, it hurts but the top could not be resisted.
Drew Hill Road, The connector between White Ranch and Golden Gate...I was hurting to keep it in the middle ring climbing back up this 20% plus beast.
Mountain Lion Trail in Golden Gate Canyon...looks to be some recent underbrush fire clearing
I just had to see City of Lights Ridge...it was pretty much a hike a bike to the top
Least the view was worth and the descent
The old homestead
The climb up Mountain Lion
and the snowy descent off the backside
It went on for a bit which meant some cold creek crossings and postholing up to my knees through rotten snow
But eventually the snow ended and whats life without a little adventure?
I stopped to get some learning before Drew Hill Road took its best shot of me
Where the Ranches had barns nicer then most folks homes
and I ended my day thinking I need to bleed
Posted by The Evil MGE! Friday, May 7, 2010 at 1:19 PM
Posted by The Evil MGE! Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 6:34 AM
Yesterday I made a mad dash to just north of Boulder to hook up with the Redstone Crew to ride the Left Hand OHV area. I didn't take into account for Boulder traffic or the tiny road sign I missed so I blew the meeting by 30 minutes and found a parking lot full of empty cars. It was already 6:30pm and I had no clue where I was so I just took off up the steep gravel road hoping to catch them to no avail. I got to a section I later learned was called the 5 points and weighed my options. A steepish gravel road to the right beckoned and it soon became this...
Posted by The Evil MGE! Monday, May 3, 2010 at 6:19 AM
The life and times of a wannabe endurance mountain biker. That was this past weekend after 66 miles and 8,945 feet of accumulated climbing and the best part, 98% singletrack baby! I've been thinking about a spiderweb route of Buffalo Creek for a few months now. At 1st I was gonna attempt this on my own but at the last minute I put the challenge out on MTBR, and got a huge response on the forum to it.